I went on a Sunday morning hike with my mother and my dog at a local wildlife management area. It wasn't too hot when we started out at 7:00 AM, but it was 83 degrees Fahrenheit by 11:30 AM, so it was a short and sweet hike; probably around 5 miles round-trip.
As you can see, spring was in full swing that morning. Plants were blooming, birds were singing, it was a nice hike, even though we were wading through knee-deep water half the time!
The next two photos provide excellent examples of what we were hiking through that morning. It was a great workout. The dog had a blast, galloping through the water and wading through the muck like a champ. She's a great trail dog. I think I'll make a post about her one day; her story is an interesting one.